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Shaucker

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« on: 02-16-2004 23:32 »


This may seem like something really minor, but in Futurama, they've never used the correct plural of "cyclops". It's "cyclopes" (oh-p, not op)...not "cyclopses"...anyone else notice this?   

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Beamer

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« Reply #1 on: 02-16-2004 23:46 »

Exactly - that's the whole point. It's a rare word to come across, and people always seem to screw up plurals on words that end with S. Trust me, I think professional writers would know the actual plural of this. It's a joke, nothing more.
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #2 on: 02-17-2004 01:41 »

hmm i never caught the joke, i must not be a professional writer...
Ranadok

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« Reply #3 on: 02-17-2004 02:17 »
« Last Edit on: 02-17-2004 02:17 »

Well, why don't you AXE someone at the next X-MAS party about the improper language use?

My oh-so-subtle point? Just another way the language has changed in 1000 years.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #4 on: 02-17-2004 12:28 »

Or is it cyclopii?
Tweek

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« Reply #5 on: 02-17-2004 12:55 »

According to Chambers Dictionary the plural of Cyclops is either Cyclopes or Cyclopses, so there was no error.
David A

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« Reply #6 on: 02-17-2004 13:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Ranadok:
Well, why don't you AXE someone at the next X-MAS party about the improper language use?

My oh-so-subtle point? Just another way the language has changed in 1000 years.

Yeah, non-standard plurals are becoming an endangered species already.  A thousand years from now, they'll probably be gone altogether.

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
According to Chambers Dictionary the plural of Cyclops is either Cyclopes or Cyclopses, so there was no error.

See what I mean?   roll eyes

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Shaucker

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« Reply #7 on: 02-17-2004 20:04 »

I humbly stop whining....gracias to Tweek.
VoVat

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« Reply #8 on: 02-18-2004 18:22 »

 
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Yeah, non-standard plurals are becoming an endangered species already. A thousand years from now, they'll probably be gone altogether.

So Fry saying "I love symposia!" was another example of his using archaic 20th century language?
David A

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« Reply #9 on: 02-19-2004 01:22 »

If you like.
RoadKill

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« Reply #10 on: 02-19-2004 04:10 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Or is it cyclopii?
Cyclopae...  tongue
Mattybwoy

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« Reply #11 on: 02-19-2004 04:35 »

Cyclop. Pure and simple.
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